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21 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019


Image: A diagram of the 20-Gene Set Predictive of Progression to Severe Dengue study (Photo courtesy of Stanford University School of Medicine).

Dengue Severity Predicted by Gene Expression Signature

About 400 million individuals annually are infected with any of the four dengue virus (DENV) serotypes and although the majority of symptomatic individuals present with acute dengue fever, a fraction, between ∼5% to 20% of these patients progress to severe dengue infection. More...
14 Feb 2019
Image: An Evalyn Brush used for patient self-sampling of the cervico-vaginal area (Photo courtesy of Rovers Medical Devices).

Accuracy of Self-Sampling for HPV Screening Evaluated

Molecular testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) using patient-collected cervico-vaginal samples has shown similar levels of accuracy to testing done on clinician-collected samples and could boost participation in overall HPV screening. More...
13 Feb 2019
Image: The Mastercycler X50 for polymerase chain reactions (Photo courtesy of Eppendorf).

Microbiome Helps Identify Patients with Early-Stage Cancer

Nearly 10,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK each year, with less than 1% surviving beyond ten years. More...
12 Feb 2019
Image: Porphyromonas gingivalis gingipains in the neurons of Alzheimer\'s brain. P. gingivalis gingipains = red, neurons = yellow, astrocytes = green (Photo courtesy of Cortexyme).

Bacterial Pathogen Discovered in Brains of Alzheimer's Patients

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients exhibit neuroinflammation consistent with infection, including microglial activation, inflammasome activation, complement activation, and altered cytokine profiles. More...
06 Feb 2019
Image: An XN automated hematology analyzer that can also be used for malaria diagnosis (Photo courtesy of Sysmex).

Automated Malaria Diagnosis Evaluated Using Autoanalyzer

Early and accurate diagnosis of malaria is a critical aspect of efforts to control the disease, and several diagnostic tools are available. Microscopic assessment of a peripheral blood smear enables direct visualization of parasites in infected red blood cells and is the clinical diagnostic gold standard. More...
04 Feb 2019
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Image: Genesig Advanced kits can be used for human pathogen screening with the genesig q16, a qPCR instrument (Photo courtesy of Primerdesign).

Diagnostic Methods for Infectious Uveitis Investigated

Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer composed of the sclera and cornea. Uveitis can have many causes, including eye injury and inflammatory diseases. More...
04 Feb 2019
Image: The GeneXpert HIV-1 Qual is a highly sensitive HIV qualitative test is needed for detecting HIV infection in pediatric patients 18 months of age or younger (Photo courtesy of Cepheid).

Infant HIV Near Point-of-Care Test Field Evaluated

Perinatal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection contributes to an increase in morbidity and mortality among children in their first years of life, and lack of antiretroviral treatment (ART) and late ART initiation has seen more than half of the infants infected with HIV die before their second birthday. More...
30 Jan 2019

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